Kenlake State Resort Park

Government
2:17 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Governor Beshear Breaks Ground for Murray's Career Center

Governor Steve Beshear and community leaders break ground for Murray's new Career Center.
Credit Allison Crawford

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear stopped in Murray and Marshall County today to call attention to a new career center in Murray and to formally break ground on the ongoing Kentucky Lake Bridge project.

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Government
3:03 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Kenlake State Park to Reuse Closed Golf Course as 3D Archery Range

Part of the 3D archery course at Kenlake State Resort Park
Credit Kentucky Department of Parks

Kenlake State Resort Park is re-purposing its old golf course to open a 3D archery course offering visitors a chance to test their bowman skills. 

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Arts
4:23 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Avant-Garde Absurdism, 'Bald Soprano' On-Stage in Aurora

This weekend and next offer four more opportunities for enjoying Eugene Ionesco's famed absurdist comedy play, The Bald Soprano, at Twilight Theatre at Kenlake State Resort Park in Aurora. Cast members Kiersten Kellersberger, Taylor Davis, E.B. McKinney and Lane French stop by Sounds Good to act out the "Bobby Scene" and attempt to explain this snappy, fast-paced play. 

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Government
4:21 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

State Rep. Imes Pre-files Legislation To Franchise State Park Property

Credit kennyimes.com

A pre-filed bill sponsored by State Representative Kenny Imes (R-Murray) seeks to give a financial boost to Kentucky State Parks by allowing private companies like restaurants and hotels to lease and develop state property.  

The 5th district republican wants to take existing law relating to private development of Kentucky State Fair Board property and expands it to land owned by the Kentucky Department of Parks.  Imes said he hopes the proposal will help Kentuckians see the big picture of the economic prospects that are going underutilized. 

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Environment
6:39 am
Thu October 17, 2013

KY State Parks Prepare Early For Eagle Tours

Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Kentucky Department of Parks is urging nature lovers to make plans now for prime eagle-watching early next year.

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Arts
4:00 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Nightfish on Playing Hot August Blues Past and Present

Credit hotaugustbluesfestival.com

Members of the band Nightfish preview the Hot August Blues Festival at Kenlake State Resort Park in Aurora. They also speaks with Tracy Ross about forming in 1986 and playing at the first Hot August Blues Festival, keeping the energy alive for decades, and about getting together to play at this year's event. See more at Hot August Blues Festival's website.

Arts
4:18 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Wayne Harper Previews Neighborhood Night Concert, Hot August Blues Fest

Local musician and educator Wayne Harper stops by our studios to play some blues ahead of his free concert with The Harper Brothers Band during "Neighborhood Night" on August 22,  at Kenlake State Resort Park. The concert comes ahead of the Hot August Blues Festival in the park's amphitheater, August 23-24. In this conversation with Kate Lochte, Wayne previews both events, talks about what it's like to play with the Alonzo Pennington Band, and more. See more about the Hot August Blues Festival.

Tourism
4:14 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Kenlake State Resort Park Names New Manager

Joe Mounce

Kenlake State Resort Park has a new manager.

Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker has tapped Somerset native Joe Mounce for the position. 

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Arts
12:33 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Three New One-Act Plays at Kenlake Twilight Theatre this Summer

A vacation highlight of our region is Twilight Theatre Productions' summer season at Kenlake State Resort Park. It opens this Friday night and features dinner and three new one-act plays by New Yorker Charles Messina, original works performed in professional production. There are Friday and Saturday night shows through August 2. Shirley T. Johnson is the sparkplug behind Twilight Theatre Productions. Her director is actor Charles Edward Hall, whose career started with Mrs Johnson and her husband Robert E. Johnson, for whom the theatre at Murray State University is named. Kate Lochte speaks with Charles Edward Hall.

More at the Twilight Theatre Productions website.

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Arts
1:21 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Chefs Duel at Kenlake State Resort Park

Please note: Due to technical difficulties during the interview, we boosted amplitude levels in post-production.

Shirley T. Johnson of Twilight Theatre Productions is putting on "Two Kentucky Dueling Chefs" at Kenlake State Resort Park on Friday, April 12 at 6 p.m. The chefs prepare full dinners of two different cuisines in front of you. Reservations are due to 270-436-2399 by Wednesday, April 10. 

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